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 History of this Word

"phot" is from "phos" ("light") spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"phot-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "light" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

phot- illustration Here you can view his photographs.
phot- illustration So what is a photoelectric sensor and where is it typically used?